Undelete Plus v2.98

Checker on 3 Aug 2014
  • 648KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Fluffy

Undelete Plus is a quick and effective way to retrieve accidentally deleted files, files removed from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from a network drive, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down. Since release 2.8 it can clean the disk (free space, cluster tips and directory entries).

Note: Undelete Plus has gone payware. As such, I have made the version I have available for direct download. Please see comments for more download links contributed by donald.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Windows registry. Only one setting (Language) is saved and the default is English.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the single EXE (portable version) to a folder of your choice. Launch undelete_plus.exe.

40 comments on Undelete Plus  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

AlephX 2006-11-28 00:16

This interface is really good, in comparison to Restoration. But Restoration is able to retrieve more files (if all include checks are selected, in the test 13586 Vs 13489), pretty faster (maybe 4x), and it is able to retrieve files which have been wiped by Undelete Plus. It´a a pity! The Wipe Option would be really nice... Anyway Undelete Plus is very good to work with massive lists of deleted files (seen also by extension) because a quite clever GUI.

AlephX 2006-11-28 00:23

A good new: I tested the Wipe Option again (on about 1000 files) and it worked pretty good. Restoration found only three files...

JJo 2006-11-28 02:08

When you delete / wipe with this program, you are not able to defrag your HD.

AlephX 2006-11-29 05:41

I used an alternative defragmenter and it worked ok. I do not know about MS XP defragmenter...

AlephX 2006-12-01 04:40

as JJo warned, I had an automatic CHKDSK running the day later, and the "criminal" files (whose sectors were mismatched) were three of the ones I wiped...

NTFS and Undelete Plus are NOt firiend!

Kyril 2006-12-14 19:46

We make a decision to remove wipe feature in Undelete Plus. New 2.42 version is read-only and absolutely safe for your drive.

a 2006-12-23 20:43

i dont get why it needs to write the language setting 'english' to registry if thats the default.. i mean why not write it when it's NOT the 'default language' that would make more sence.. unless it checks the language automatically but that wouldn't hit the nail sence it could of been done on the fly.. without writing anything.. unless user expecityly said "i want this language"..'pow! right in the kisser'

a 2006-12-23 20:47

im suprised it's not shareware or a knock off of the pro version (yuck!!! yuck!! yuck!!!).. it's got it's own website.. cheers for giving it away for free, and keep up the good work.

Mr. Mister 2006-12-30 18:41

NOTE! Be careful to compare to Restoration because it counts deleted folders as files!

Also the wipe option is still there (version 2.5), just right-click and select it from the menu. It was removed?! WTF?!

Tested the wipe feature and no files were found by Restoration. Tried to restore two files and only one was restored with no error messages in the lower panel. I just don't know if I can trust this program.

And why there are no programs with "wipe deleted folders" feature??? Should be really simple I think.

By the way, there is no 2.51 version of this program yet. At least not to my knowledge.. look at the history from the authors website.

Mark 2007-03-28 05:30

what a terrific piece of kit to have, I accidently deleted some family mpeg videos b4 burning them to dvd and this app saved the day, many thanks to the authors.

Costa28 2007-05-02 03:29

The program save in the system reg 3 (no 1) key only if they're modified by the user:
They are:
- language;
- restore folder;
- check of keep folder structure

Local 2007-09-06 05:18

God Bless the makers of this, it has been the first restoration program that I've tried and has worked well beyond expectations.

I cannot compare it to Restoration as I have had not had a chance to test that program completely but this one does seem to do everything I could want it for.

The search in the gui is also one of the easiest and best I have seen

Libertytoad 2007-09-30 12:42

Works okay but is very, very slow.

Shodan 2007-11-08 04:53

The latest version - 2.94 - does not display correctly under Vista. The drive letters are not visible unless you move the scroll bar to the right to show them...

Lyx 2008-02-24 05:39

Fucking skinning. Unusable on my OS because i use a dark windows colorscheme - therefore, various texts in the app are unreadable.

IMHO, skinning should be mentioned in portable app descriptions, since it can easily make an app difficult or impossible to use (but definatelly ugly to use) on any PC which does not use the default windows colorscheme (or a similiar one).

Ben 2008-05-18 08:14

Ver. 2.94 no longer has the "clean disk" feature

Al 2008-06-01 20:08

I deleted grandkid photos over the household net. Niether the laptop I was using or the PC recycle bin contained the files. Didn't want to install anything on the disk, so I found and ran UP from off the Net; got my files back and am a happy camper (I'm off the wife's shit list!) THANKS!!

Tala 2008-07-17 18:54

Version 2.96 supports adware. Creates "AdRotator" folder and connects to home. Displays banner ads in top right hand side of program interface. Not for me.

chinkaling 2008-08-09 03:46

Not only is the "recovery" a very slow process, the "recovered" files--which had a "Very Good" chance of restoration according to the program--came out corrupted although the program said the "undeletion" was a success. I definitely would recommend finding something else (preferably without rotating ads, too).

Ashghost 2008-08-20 07:50

The fact that it creates a folder and some files (for serving ads) in your user folder is especially heinous: those files might be overwriting parts of the files you want to recover!!

Very poor form. Since you're supposed to run it from a different drive, it would make so much more sense to save the ad images in a subfolder of the application folder, at least.

T.A. 2009-03-10 16:40

i have used undelete plus to retrieve my files but when i go to restore them they are always corrupted

Hugh, Ireland 2009-10-12 19:29

I just want to say a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to the makers of this software.
And I didn't get any nasties with it. And to give even more credit, it just damn well came straight on. No fooling around, hassle, BS, or needing to get or do anything else.

Thank you so much for this.

Best Wishes.

john 2009-12-31 15:25

does the english setting affect the file I found some files corrupted

Andrew Lee 2010-06-19 00:12

These additional download links are contributed by donald:
1) http://www.filecluster.com/downloads/Portable-Undelete-Plus.html
2) http://download.cnet.com/Undelete-Plus/3000-2242_4-143754.html
You need to use Universal Extractor to extract the installer, but you only need undelete_plus.exe in the {app} subfolder.

Jim 2010-06-28 14:23

I downloaded 6 "Free" utilities yesterday that asked for $50 AFTER they identified the deleted files.
Keep stickin' it to 'em!!!

Muad'Dib 2010-08-07 11:01

Be careful about using the Update feature in v2.98 - It launches a download of the latest version (which is NOT freeware). You still have to install the update, and the license agreement (if you bother to read it) DOES state that it will not recover files unless you pay for the program. So you are warned in advance, but not very obviously.

Adam 2010-11-29 16:44

This is probably the fifth program that I've downloaded and tried SPECIFICALLY because the description says that you can recover files from a network drive and OF COURSE I try the program and NO you can't. Program is garbage just like the other ones I've tried. If the program can't recover files from a network share don't say it can to get more people to download it. Garbage.

terrence 2010-12-21 16:59

awesome!. Thanks for a great utility! I just recovered some important files that were deleted over the network.

Tertius 2011-02-21 23:08

Anyone have a copy of a version between 2.8 and please message me


Ralph 2011-02-22 09:53

@Tertius - Consider CCleaner > Tools > Drive Wiper
and > Settings >Wipe Free Space (with/without MFT)


Chris 2011-02-24 10:47

@Tertius - It looks like you've probably found a copy judging by the Undelete Plus thread in the forums, but if you still needed it, I have a copy of 2.8 (source was the official website when the version was released).


usdcs 2011-02-24 13:29

@Chris - Oh, sure! After I spend 8 hours slogging through the Internet Netherworld, you have a copy! I believe I got close to the edge of the Internet a couple of times... I couldn't make out what was on the other side. But, I believe I heard voices. Something's out there...

Would you PM me? I would like a copy of what you have. I'd like to compare it with what I found, to see if it was modified. Thank you in advance! -- Dan


Chris 2011-02-25 11:29

@usdcs: Heh, sorry - I was a little late to the comments :) Do you have to have a forum logon to send a PM? I don't have a logon here, but I thought clicking the little icon next to your name might bring me up a message box, but nothing happened when I did so :(

I'm guessing you wanted the hash (md5 or sha1) of the file to compare to your own copy as well as for me to upload the copy to a filehost somewhere? That's easy enough for me to do :)


usdcs 2011-02-25 11:58

@Chris - Yes, you need a login to PM me. Come on in! Join the party, and you can post in the Forums, too! And, yes please, upload it somewhere and post a link. Thanks.


romulous 2011-02-26 02:04

@usdcs: Chris here. I've made an account, I just need to post a bit before being able to send PM's :)

In the meantime, I've uploaded the file to:
I had both the 'exe only' and the 'full installer' versions, this is the 'exe only'.


usdcs 2011-02-26 06:13

Thanks, much! Welcome!


abc 2012-06-23 15:08

This should be classified as adware. there is a very noticeable "Check for driver updates, Free Scan!" ad (for driver agent) on the top of the program window. The program also connects to the internet, afaik this "feature" can not be turned off.


abc 2012-06-23 15:15

Of course these are minor nitpicks and do not decimate the value of the application. If recovering your files are a life and death situation than this should be the last thing on your mind.


JerusalemGifts 2014-01-18 18:57

DO NOT USE - Total waste of $40 - customer service offensive after I could not get their program to work. I kid you not!


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